Design, implementation, and evaluation of the smartphone-based application for dental treatment in oral and dental injuries

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Dental Public Health, School of Dentistry, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

2 Department of e-Learning in Medical Sciences, Virtual School, Center of Excellence for e-Learning, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

3 Student Research Committee, School of Dentistry, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

4 Department of Endodontics, Dental School, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

5 Faculty of Mathematics and Statistics, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Background: Injuries to the mouth and teeth due to various incidents have a high prevalence in society; therefore, it is necessary to diagnose them and provide a suitable treatment plan for them. The purpose of this research is to design, implement and evaluate smartphone-based software for dental treatment in oral and dental injuries in pediatric patients.
Methods: This study is an applied-production study conducted in three stages: The first step is the preparation and design of algorithms, the second stage is the introduction of diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms into the software system, and in the third stage, the software system is evaluated for its efficiency and accuracy in diagnosing and providing a treatment plan. The samples were all 77 patients who were referred to the trauma department of Shiraz Dental School from June to July 2019.
Results: There was a significant correlation between the resident and the professor’s diagnosis with the software diagnosis, with 92.2% complete compliance, 3.9% relative compliance, and 3.9% non-compliance (kappa value = 0.91, P value < 0.0001).
Conclusion: The accuracy and high speed of diagnosis and the offered treatment plan for all types of oral and dental trauma were acceptable. However, the software cannot replace a specialist and should be used in combination with expert opinion.


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